In the part 1 of this article, you have learned the importance of having your own domain name and web hosting account. This 2 are the most basic tools which you will need if you want to be successful in affiliate marketing. The part 2 of this article will reveal how much it will cost you to have these tools and where are the places which you can get your tools.
You will be able to get a domain name for less than $10 per year. I will recommend buying domain from Netfirms as it is cheap and reliable. It will only cost you $5.95 to buy a domain name.
For web hosting, there are lots of choices which you can choose from the internet. If you are planning to use only one hosting account which will enable you to host multiple domains, you can also go to Netfirms or Hostgator to sign up. It will cost you less than $10 per month. If you only want to host 1 domain, you can go to 5DollarsWeb where you will only need to pay $5 per month.
If you are really struggling for start up capital, you will be also to use the free services. There is nothing wrong with starting out with free services but the things that you have to keep in mind is that many services will put their own advertisement on your websites so that they will be able to earn money. Some of the few things that you have to take note of are there are limited function that you can use, limited storage space and bandwidth, and they will never allow you to install your own script on their server.
Some of the websites which you can go to are http://www.doteasy.com where you will get free hosting if you just purchase one domain from them. The 2nd way is that you can download a free blog from http://www.blogger.com which you can use it totally for free. It will just be like having your own website.
The most important thing is that you have to take action. The investment that will be required from you will be a very small amount. As like any other kind of business, you will need to invest in tools so that you will have a long term business. If you have really no start up capital, this should not be your excuse for not taking action as there are ways which you will be able to have your own website for free although there might have some limitation. Have these 2 tools before you start your affiliate marketing business.